Public consultation:
Allocation and administration of tariff rate quotas under the CPTPP

Instructions

Global Affairs Canada has created a questionnaire for the 20 new TRQs to be established under the CPTPP. You are invited to use the HTML version of the questionnaire and submit your response.

For any questions concerning this consultation, please contact TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT
@international.gc.ca
.

Contact information

Trade Controls Policy Division (TIC)
Global Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
E-mail: TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT
@international.gc.ca

Consulting with Canadians

Diversifying  trade and investment with key markets around the world is a priority for the Government of Canada.

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (or CPTPP) is a multilateral trade agreement signed on March 8, 2018 by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Once it enters into force, it will reduce or eliminate tariffs on a wide variety of products, including agricultural goods.

Under the CPTPP, Canada will grant new access to imports for various goods in the dairy, poultry and egg sectors. This additional market access will be administered by the creation of 20 new tariff rate quotas (TRQs).

These new TRQs will be implemented and administered by Global Affairs Canada under the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). The rules and policies that will govern the implementation and administration of the TRQs under the EIPA will be determined by the Minister of International Trade before CPTPP comes into force.

We want to hear from you. We welcome your ideas, your experiences, and your priorities through this consultation.

Stakeholders have until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on August 31, 2018 to submit their responses.

Why is Canada holding consultations on tariff rate quotas under the CPTPP?

These consultations will seek the views of stakeholders to help define the policies that will govern the allocation and administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Export and Import Permits Act once the CPTPP comes into force.

Purpose of consultations

There are various ways in which TRQs can be allocated and administered. In preparation for the implementation of the new TRQs, the Government of Canada is seeking the views of stakeholders with an interest in Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg sectors. Specifically, the Government would like to hear from all sectors of Canadian society with an interest in these new TRQs, including:

  • producers, manufacturers, processors, further processors, distributors, retailers, importers, and industry associations
  • small, medium and large enterprises
  • provincial and territorial governments
  • national, regional, provincial, and territorial industry associations
  • other interested stakeholders

The information collected as a result of this consultative exercise will assist the Minister of International Trade in determining how to allocate and administer these new access commitments.

Additional resources

Tariff rate quotas explained

A guide to answering the consultation questions.

Tariff rate quota administration

Agreed upon principles for the administration of TRQs by CPTPP Parties.

General provisions

Details on negotiated scheduled rights and commitments specific to the administration of Canadian TRQs.

TRQs are implemented and administered by Global Affairs Canada under the Export and Import Permits Act.

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